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times" photographer doug mills discusses his photographs and the new technology he uses in covering events around the world. djgx >> doug mills "new york times" white house photographer. what's the status of the relationship between the photographers now and the president? >> well it's been a rough couple months. there's been a lot of push back from the press obviously trying to get more access from the still photographers. and we had a meeting with jay carney and members of his staff and. it went really well. among the white house correspondents board of association, excuse me on the
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board of white house correspondent association, we had meeting with jay and laid out all of our concerns. i think we're moving forward. there's progress. they understand our gripes and complaints and obviously they have their own issues and we have had ours. the president wants it fixed. >> i got ron piece he wrote in december. it starts off "new york timeses" doug mills strode into jay carney's office with pile of pictures taken exclusively by president obama's official photographer at events the white house press corp. was forbidden to cover. this one mills said, this one too and this one and this one. the red face photographer joined by colleagues on the white house correspondent association board finished 10 minute presentation with a flurries that made carney
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a former moscow correspondent for time went. you guys are just,w like tasks.p how mad were you? >> i think i was pretty upset. it's culmination because of being on the board i am constantly being inundated with e-mails and voice and text from other photographers who were traveling with the president daily like i am. it's been a lot of concerns. when they put them all together for me and then they brought it to me and myself and other news organizations sat down and looked at it, it was pretty striking. i was upset and i think there were other members of the board who obviously felt the same way. turned into a small meeting turned into little bit of longer meeting. think we're heading in the right path. >> it's interesting, pete souza who is the white house chief photographer and jay carney both come out of the media. it could be you next time.
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>> this never been about pete souza. pete's name has been thrown out. there. i love pete and i love his work. he's a phenomenal photographer and he's done a great job for president obama. the difference, he used to worked for the media. he worked for the chicago tribune. he and i worked together covering the president. it used to be documentary photographer, they would do certain events and hand out certain events and put out press releases. now because of the growing technology with the internet, with twitter and flicker, facebook and white house.gov site, they've used that more and more to release pictures that pete takes and other photographers, chuck, lawrence jackson. their pictures are seven out all -- sent out all the time. we've been asking for more
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access. hopefully we'll get it in the coming year. president obama said one of his new year's resolution was to be nicer to the press. >> you yourself talked to the president about this? >> off the record, yes. i have talked to him very briefly. >> is he acquire of it? >> he's very aware of it. he's aware of the situation and he understands it. kneels like a -- he feels like a lot of people that pete is not the story. pete is there and he is the photographer who does all of these wonderful takes. unfortunately a lot of pictures he's been putting out, we haven't had access to >> we just went on the website today which is back in december. i want to show you what pete#1i. what will be the difference between what you do and what he does. >> petexcñ has unlimited acce. pete follows the president around. he's probably spends more time
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with the president than anybody in the west wing. he goes to a lot of the meetings that are private and some of th% meetings that are put out on the schedule that are private. sometimes they release photos of him. because we see so many of these released=@ñ photos now, we are asking for more access toajqkj4t some of the photos you showing there, we don't have that behind then/[. scenes access. that's some of the things we're asking for. we do like having behind the!éix scenes access ona one on one because with white house photographer with pete. that's been given in the past early in the previous administration. first four years of his term, we're not looking following pete around everyday and trying to go it's the day-to-day business
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that the president does. the bill signings. news makers all time that seem to not be getting access to. >> pete souza was on our program when he had a book on the campaign and about 2008. let's take a look what he looks like]náq and soundsyp> started with assignment from the chicago tribune. when senator obama was first elected to the senate. reporter and i extensively documented his first year in the senate in 2005. i continued my coverage after that. >> why did you choose this photo here for the cover? >> i don't know, it's kind of a symbolic iconic image. mr.smith goes to washington and senator obama goes to washington. i think looking bag -- back on it now, you will never see a
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picture like that of him. >> pete souza also worked in the reagan administration. >> he did. >> how can you do both administrations. is the job of photography all political? >> i don't think it is. obviously he worked for ronald reagan. i remember when we worked for ronald reagan. we saw him on the streets all the time, at the white house. i don't think it's polidb;6jy i think he and the president have a great relationship, president obama, a unique relationship. they are very close. obviously, they spend%?t much time together. >> you were here about five years ago little over five years, what have you been doing? >> covered the olympics every year. love the winter, summer olympics. getting ready to head off to sochi for the winter olympics here next month. then, let's see, i covered world
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series, super bowls, using a lot of the new technology that the "new york times" has for covering games and big events. obviously just been covering the white house abxávñ lot and capil hill. >> let's start looking at some of your photos. we've got a whole bunch of them and you can explain as much as you can about each one of them.g we're going to start the photo of you coming out of the helicopter. where is this? >> i believe that was in south africa. president obama recent trip to south africa. the one where he went before the nelson mandela funeral. >> who took this photo? >> one of my colleagues in another helicopter. that's myself and jason reid jumping out with all of our gear running to another event. >> how much is hanging around your neck there? >> i have three cameras, two shooting video.
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yes, the more the job comes, the more is put on us. shooting video, instagram, twitter. our job is evolved a lot. mr.photo of you at theiibr sweg in with the oval office. was that the second time? >> yes it was. a remote camera. i had that actually -- it was a pool camera, i had it clamped to a light stand in the room. 20 feet away firing with a pocket wizard. >> how many people were there in the room with you? >> there were four photographers total and i think probably four tel%b/mtjr(áquáy >> how do you get from that oval office to the shot of the pennsylvania avenue? >> the swearing in was the day before. it was unique this time because
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the president sworn in on monday, this was the swearing in took place on sunday and then the next day we had the swearing in ceremony up at the capitol >> here's a photograph of them wavering to the crowd. how do you move under those circumstances? >> i was on a jump truck. you was a pool photographer for a jump truck. along with a lot of the wire photographers. i was able to jump off when the president got out of his car. they had a predetermined place that he was going to jump or get out the car.(mm we really didn't know ahead of time. we only thought -- we're guessing where we was going to get out. i was able to jump off with a >> photograph here of the inauguration. >> one of my favorite pictures. >> why? >> it was up in a balcony. it was probably the last event
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of the night. it was the last dance of the night. last ball and you see all the little white lights down there. that's kind of my competition. that's people down there with their cell phones and cameras. but it was -- to me, you look back in 2013 and that picture wasn't that long ago.ñ÷ it seems like it's -- washington had such a busy year. the inauguration -- inauguration of ions ago. >> here is hillary clinton >> she was up on capitol hill. she was secretary of state and seeing john mccain there. obviously they have a unique relationship too. i really think they respect each other a lot. you can really tell by the embrace that she was given. >> senator flake there on!énéj e
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left from arizona. how often do you hear people say things? personal things. !+ç >> a lot. on capitol hill you hear aahñ!?t of things. there was a controversy this time when senator mccain and photographers were up in the elevated spots, senator mccain was playing on his phone and one of the photographers tweeted out a picture of it. we can see notes. we obviously don't photograph the notes. you hear a lot of things that areg=fcv off the record. any time you're behind the the scenes with president obama during the campaign for reelection. you hear a lot of things that you can't repeat. >> who says you can't repeat? >> the white-ñ& house. that's part of the agreement when go behind the scenes as a photographer, you're there to see, not hear and not listen and not really repeat anything that you hear. it's kind of a mutual agreement
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because we are let into meetings when you're behind the scenes that are sensitive. i was there when president obama was at ajq time, the hurricane just come up the east coast and it was up in north. he was on the phone on a secure phone talking to fema director trying to organize it at the same time he was trying to run the campaign. really unique time to be in heated or serious conversation about what was going on on&z:ìde ground and organizing that. on the other side ofpp the wall people are banging four more years. it's a unique time. >> here's a photograph i assume on capitol hill with senator schumer and senator mccain in the middle there and senator durbin on the right andn4éñ senr
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menendez. how often do we see these photo requests >> not often. it's the first time this crew has been together. there's a lot of power in that photograph there. the play makers on the hill. senator schumer, mccain, durbin become such a player. when they get together for a press conversation, -- conference. i probably shotl--z a hundred. i was moving around different sides of the room. i was able to go outside the backdoor and look at different angles. you try to pick up nuances where they are talking to each other. those two obviously have adaqw unique relationship too. senator mccain and senator schumer.
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gabrielle giffords. what was that? >> she testified up on the hill when gun legislation was brought belijjj?bkñ the senate. really powerful hearing to hear her testify obviously being a victim, tragically shot the way she has and the way she come back. her husband has been such a huge supporter. really emotional hearing there. >> another photograph coming up here shows wayne lapierre at the table with others. what do you see here when you take a photo like this? >> you see the difference what's being brought to the senate. you have peopleq=÷hñ who are eir very conservative or liberal when it comes to gun rights. you're looking for little moments during a hearing like that that shows both of them.
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obviously, lapierre took a lot of heat in that hearing andéy tk a lot of just nonstop combative arguments. he was trying to defend himself in the " >> you taking note you're doing video and you're doing narrating and you're on the "new york times" website. when did that start? ago. it just evolved. the "new york times" website is phenomenal website. now they are looking for more video of some of the things that i cover and we have such a great video crewi"÷ñvñ
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that and say, i really love to have a video clip of that. from this event. do you mind doing it. at first, it was a lot of don't know how i came up with the idea, i thought about if i can do both at the same time, that would be great. the iphone quality at the time was not the video was not as good, it was a little tighter lens. i thought about trying to mount another camera on top of my digital camera below. ¢h[q)net to try to come up with an idea to mount it.s)y i found[yz it. my first was with roger clemons appearing in federal court. from there, i found it's so useful. producers in new york loved it and loved having the video
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clips.? >> let's look that where roger clemens. >> right. >> we'll show this a second. you got two cameras ? >> i got1xtwo cameras. then video said, oh my gosh, time cast was coming on. they want to get a clip of 15 or 30 seconds of him and -- arriving. now itwçjq> become something i think about all the time. oh, i wish i had video now and i'm glad i have both so i'm able to mount a camera on top ony=ñy regular digital camera >> here's the roger clemens
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>> it's not very dramatic but there was a time when there will be two or three people from a major network shoot that. >> i bought a clamp i'm able to put up this camera and i shoot the video with this camera. then i can look through and still shoot the regular film, digital camera picture here. >> how heavy is that? >> it's a little heavy. i'vejé2u been inkhm some scrumsd haven't had trouble with it. it's heavy. >> what kind of cameras are those?ó
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>> both+z are cannons. got a d1x on the bottom mark 2 on the top. >> together probably aboutb@.÷ $20,000. >> is there going to be a time the motion? >> that would be great. that's possibly in the next generation i think that is something that peopleboóxl wilk at. still videos. you can still take a still off that. the quality not that good. i've done it only once. it wasn't published. i wanted to find out what the next step is inmd i can do it. i've tried it. it's there and you can pull it it's so much different than shooting a real still picture. here, you were shooting a cannon. i wrote it down somewhere what kindéy >> mark three or mark two.
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>> i remember the number four on there. >> or mark four. >> what's the difference between those cameras then and those cameras now? >> the speed. the d1x now is probably the best camera a photographer can put in his hands. >> why? >> it's the quality. the j peg:kuiu)+qòny and the dil it shoots video also. >> i canb[nré shoot -- i can pu2 gig card insñ&ááq up to 30 minute or an hour. it's phenomenal. the quality -- you're seeing more and more in reality tv >> slr stand for? >> single lens reflex. it's really come a long ways. i think the other camera that i'll take the bottom one, the d1x i take to the olympics, i use it at the white house and capitol hill shoots about eight to tenjfw  frames awur secon.
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that's hard to beat. >> let's look at some more of your still photos. title of this one. >> this was when he was leaving. he said his good-byes and he&x^l at the white house and president obama was giving him an hug to thank him for his service.)-e=k i think he's back6÷çñ ,ófs off o colorado. >> what would distinguish your photo? >> steve is a phenomenal photographer. i love working with him. he and i like -- great thing you hear compliments around town when somebody will say, you guys you compliment each other everyday. you can tell doug mills picture, you can still a steve crowley picture. he has an unique eye. work. he's great to work with and it's
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phenomenal to benw[ñ able to thk to be at the same event and have two totally different views of the event. that's the great thing about washington. there's so many photographers in this city. everybody has a unique eye. you land in this city, you worko really hard and everybody brings to it something different. >> why do you think the white house is worked so hard to keep the still photographers]kvj away from some of the shots and have done their own thing? >> why? >> yes. >> i don't think -- i don't know. they say it's the advent of the internet. i think it's obviously muchers for -- easier for them not to include us in. not lettingqr$ñ the photographen it's probably become easier. you obviously can control the
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message. the white house photographer takes the picture and someone approves it. on the internet. whereas when a new photographer takes a picture, you look at it totally different. it's unfilteredq;l eye and it's something that hopefully we'll describe what exactly happened in those meetings or happened at an event. >> here's a photograph of michelle obama. do you remember where this was taken? >> i think she was at one of the d.c. high school. the story i remember getting an hairdo. she's photogenic as the president. hard not to make a good picture of them. >> john kerry. >> secretary of state >> do these people ever object to these close up shots request >> some of them don't.
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they may see the length of the lens that you have on >> jeff sessions and the president. look like they're>é)7 having f. they're not in the same party. >> i remember tweeting that out. got a lot of funny comments about it. >> how often -- that's elizabeth warren senator from massachusetts, what were you looking for here? >> that was one of the days yo#y walking around theq>íq capital looking for different things. there was a couple votes taking place. off the floor there were a couple caucus rooms where senators invite constituents come up to talk. i walked in. she never even looked at me and i wase÷%l there taking picturesr ten minutes. that's great thing about the it's not as restrictive as the white house is. most of the senators are
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familiar with having photographers around >> how much is this next picture something you knew in advance getting? it's carl levin. >> no idea. c=s this meeting. ityú./ was obviously on the but and it wasxay one of those meets where, all right, all the name plates are here, who's really going to show. when those twoco obviously they were the players and lindsey graham there -- >> yes. it up. i put out a lot of stuff on twitter in black and white just because i think it's little
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sequester and trying to find ouá where senator cruz was. he was obviously a play maker that day.v) into the elevator. never said a work and just looked at me. like okay you got me. >> obviously he didn't try to avoid me. >> did he get to the paper? >> that was a big play maker in the paper. ith.gw was used multiple times. >> hereñúyñ is black andg-r whf speaker of the house. >> this was during the government shutdown. there was a daily stakeout to
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find out where the speaker was coming in. there was a couple different doors where he would routinely go in and or -- or not. >> how do you do 8lwsthat? >> using telephoto lens to compress it. really put cantor in the shark just to2r focus. just all about compression. >> here's that photo you have of the capitol youh same time. like this? >> everybody kept talking about the government shutting down anv thal-áuqáuq)h?z
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rained. i was lucky enough to get the clouds. then low and behold, i kept walking around that afternoon mind. that were happening in the city were picking up the trash around the capitol, obviously a horse has been by here earlier in the day. i'm told page one meeting up in new york, lots of laughter. it never made the front page but it made the paper. >> what are the rulesxc#u' you're taking photographs, how many can you tweet? colleagues a lot of freedom about tweeting pictures. obviously it's under the "new york times" name. mine is n.y.t. mills. anybody who looks at that knows or thinks it's "new york times." i have a lot of freedom doing
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that. i try)?u to stick all my twitter stuff just to business. just to what i do everyday to be able to show people the happenings around town. it always helps, there's so many tweets that go out about the actual events that are all gsjun writing. i thought after getting on twitter how nice it is to throw a photo in there. >> back to the "new york times" website. here's some video. this is president obama on the campaign trail. let's watch. [video clip]9tv
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>> weohgz also dededicate ourses to the principles that guide us as a sovereign nation. and also as a member of the international community. +÷ >> who edit that? you have to do that? >> i will edit the clips and they taught me how to do that which is great.
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that. >> how much feedback are you getting on the video you're doing on the "new york times" website? >> a lot. we get a lot of positive feedback because they keep asking for more. obviously there's an appetite for it. i love doing it. i love being able to think a little differently during the day. not to think it's routine. there's never a routine. our day is never the same. being able to be creative with the video is lot of fun. >> with this two camera outfit you have here. can w?pxñyou transmit over wifi? >> i can't transmitl)3l of the video. now i have a transmitter, alccú cannon wifi transmitter heres can since the last time in 2008 when i was here, i was
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pulling out a disk and putting it in my laptop and putting a caption on it and transmitting away. now the technology and the times we have a wonderful technology department in new york and here in washington and they have really gone the extra mile for me and because i'm one of the few people who are doing it, i'm able to take my iphone out and type a caption k"c my!co- iphoe and send an e-mail to server in new york city. that server sends me a number into my camera. i can say president bush addresses the nation or whatever the event i'm doing, put it in the caption and e-mail. when that number comes back, i load it into my camera and i can take a picture. after the take the picture, i can send it directly from my camera out of this little device. goes this my verizon hot spot that's how far -- it changed my
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life. my job on deadline purposes -- at the super bowl last year, i had a backpack and couple transmitters on it. i0k0iqpj transmitting pictures. i'm sure you're thinking how long this takes. at the super bowl we can the web before the people who are writing the plays, the bloggers writing the stats about the game. they were on the web before they can finish writing the whole play down. the technology i worked with a guy named josh who are just -- he's always thinking ahead and always trying to find the next step to make it faster. >> so, the hot spot then requires like a telephone. like your iphone. >> exactly. like a little wifi in?zdñ your pocket. >> why are those cameras still that large? >> that's a great -- i think the
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battery. with all the technology and the battery is a great deal. it's a huge battery. >> how0.6i long does it last? >> these batteries probably last about four or five days depending on the use. if you have this transmitter on, you canbxu get a full day out f them. that's about it. having digital -- l.e.d. in the back. it's obviously large. it's a professional camera so it's really heavy. there's not a lot of plastic in this.md0 >> how would you describe when you buy an iphone or any phone, does it tell you how many mega pixels. >>fxx
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cameras and the quality is phenomenal. the out of focus and tracking. i can shoot with two different cards in the back. some of more k @&c"p% time is running out and we needñ to go through rather quickly and you can make a comment )iaf we. where is this? >> upq st.patty's day. >> is that the t-shirt? >> yes. this was president obama's trip to israel. >> were you with him? >> yes i was. i flew on air force one and traveled i think it was four or five day trip. wedn had a grueling schedule. this was at the arrival ceremony. he looked at the joint venturesó obviously technology with defense operationsuóm was big.
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>> do you transmitd:ró$áju all  instantaneously. >> no. those i was able to transmit within 20 or 30 minutes. depending on the dead lean. some of this stuff, yes. cleaning himming up just before the president arrived. >> are they more sensitive over there in israel as they are over here? >> yes. we were pretty restricted on where we could go.a they were very restrictive. timing and security9d+"ñ wasvyz- outrageous. we went through three or four e >> this was alsoúv.2z in israel. thissrw was a technology eventt
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the president went to. meeting lots of entrepreneurs that were in israel and this gentleman was wearing this advice you put on your head to 1wñ(u)áuásv pretty striking to e him standing there with it. it was something israeli wanted to show president obama. night. president has been given an award hanging[c"u around his ne. striking. re!ig6m amazing, quiet, justs/ñ solemn. then he laid a wreath. one of my favorite pict it was so dark in the room.ttñ obviouslybwb0[ the president was really focus7%,y on this event. you don't see him kneeling&lhñ like that. >> what do you do with your
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lens? you have to mn'nw)late it yourself? >> yes. back for that event. zooming in, shooting f28, the minimum field. also because it was so dark. then he had the fire going there. camera you can shoot raw or j pegs. the information you5ptñ can get. >> what's j peg? >> the standard filetñ for shooting -- like your iphone camera shoot a j peg. this will shoot a j peg but it will shoot something raw which is probably hundred times better >> back to the united states and finally the supreme court, >> this was the gay marriage hearings up on the hill. lots of crowdñç"d and really
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beautiful light there. it was big day. he was the sponsor of trj protesters here. >> in colorado. gun legislation was the agenda for that trip. >> hold on that photo for9k!oz a second. when you tweet, doñ"f you do it when you're right there on the road? >> yes. sometimes i'm as close as you and i are to the president. i'll tweet out a picture during his speech.o[:pñ >> when you put language in there? >> sure. i'll put language where he is and what,ínx he's doing. try to keep the commentary out. everybody else will throw that in there. i will try and give who, what,
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where, when and why. >> raised in arlington, virginia. 20 years with the a.p. >> 20 years with a.p. about 12 years with the "new york times" >> what changed other than this technology? >> technology changed. >> what changed on their side? >> that's a good question. i think looking at the white houseó+? and starting with the reagan administration. obviously just the security around the compound ever since before -- even 9/11 and before has changed. every presideize&ñ is different. every president is unique in photographers and to people in the press. world. to be able to cover the white
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house and capitol hill and then also do sports and get around. i'm very blessed. i got a great job. >> when you're on one of these trips -- by the way, you said you could not transmet from air force one? go when we get up in the air, the white house staff has access to the internet. we wish we had access but we don't. >> can you ask for it. it's a security and security related issue and they're not going to give us access to any sort of ethernet port. pete souza offered many times if we get into a bind and we're having technology problems, he's me to transmit something, i'd be glad to do it. >> how often when you're having
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thing, it's an individual in the way? how often do you think it's something planned behind the scenes? >> i think there will always be conflicts. some personal conflicts between staff and the press that is in every administration. some more than others. it's av3ññ hard job. they're working for the best interest of the president and us. they have to try and keep both of us happy. i don't envy nebraska in -- anybody in the press office their job. it's hard. asking for more access. their job is to give the best access they can whiteraiwñ house hurting the president's interest. that it something that we're always be there. obviously lately, it's become a little more heated. i think it's been a slow boil as
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far as the still photographers considered. it's also an issue with the reporters too. they're not being let in with some of the things they used to. there's stilphens we're not allowed in and they just allow report(+z into it. there are a lot of fundraisers the president goes to, they'll only invite the reporters there because there are people in the room that don't want to be photographed. >> what happened to the most transparent administration in history? >> it's taking some heat because of that. i think that's term that has been used against them more often than not. any time it comes up, that's one of the things that a reporters and photographers can fall back on and say, coming into, we were told this would be the most transparent. sometimes it has not been. clearly with the still photographer issue it has not. we are asking for it to be more transparent. >> you said earlier there was a
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13 person pool. plain what that means. >> the 13 person pool is the air force one pool which consist of television crew? >> how many? >> tv, camera man, camera woman, sound person, producer, a.p. reporterewpb reuters reporters, bloomberg, "new york times" or washington post or "washington journal" reporter. not all of them fly once. there are still photographer, you have a.p. and "new york timeses" then radio pooler. that pool gets smaller for certain events. sometimes it's a still only pool or just correspondents, just writers only pool. rarely is it just a tv pool. sometimes they mix both the tv and the stills together. that's a battle that we have
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constantly. there are events that happen at the white house that we feel like we should have access to. they allow still photographers in and then they say stills only. >> if you're shooting pool -- not shooting pool, if you're a member of the pool, who do you have to provide your still photography to? >> well, let's see, the "new york times" is in the pool because we're the only newspaper who has committed to covering the white house on a daily basis. it's really experiencive to fly on air force one. every trip the press takes on air force one is paid for by the members of the press. >> what do they charge you? >> they charge us first class plus a dollar. we fly from andrews base to san francisco, you can go online
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look at the price and they go from there to plus a dollar. not the highest. they charge us. we pay for every flight. i'm sure our bills for a normal year can be anywhere from a half a million to a million dollars for coverage. that's for one person and one still photographer. then you throw in a reporter and other news organizations like the a.p., reuters who put somebody on there every trip, it's very costly to cover the president of the united states. >> why that particular group versus say the washington post? >> it comes down to commitment. i think the washington post would love to carry them a daily basis. they don't have the resources to cover the white house. the "new york times" says, we're committed to covering the white house. we're going to find the money. we're going to make sure this is
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in the budget because we have reporters who travel on every trip the president makes, whether it's on a commercial airplane or air force one "new york times" reporter goes. >> anybody else do that? >> yes. pretty sure the "washington journal" does and i think the "washington post" does. they do not send photographers. >> let's go back to some of your photographs and this is a photograph of senator leahy. this is his wife? >> yes it is. >> where did you take that? >> in his office. we were doing a profile on senator leahy. he's a unique man. he's a heck of a photographer. probably the most avid photographer on the hill. he understands our job. >> why did you go to black and white when you saw this photo? >> i looked at it both black and white and color. it was a mixed room for light.
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he was on a conference -- actually a video chat with some students at an elementary school in burlington, vermont. he sat there waiting for the next call. >> where is this? >> this was in the hallway. this is one of thosetí( of the hallways that's out of!ñ the way. i was following senator leahyñzp around. he found senator baucas there in the hall way to talk to. we're not allowed upw?2qiñ ñthçz >> here's senator toomey and senator manchin from west virginia. >> i think this5ozhñ was on then legislation. obviously, not two people youd l think would come together on this. >> one democrat and one republican. >> they tried to move>jfoq legislation forward. this was>esñ obviously, gun legislationw-uy was big in/gc÷ t week.
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this is a protest down on the capital grounds. >> i keeptn++ some notes, yes. i haveeoó ,mdsome notes scribbd away. a book some day. i hear some people said, you should write a book.-ç stored up here. i love at pictures and i can remember the stories behind the pictures. that's one of the greatqísz÷ ths that i think i like toj÷ have a little bit of down time which is notia$x a1g÷ lot of. >> attfñ this point, do i this whenever you visit us. we have to tell your)ç wife kat, is the manager of our radio station and has beent[ax for ye. the last time you were here, she was doing the same thing. >> she's very supportive. obviously, doing her job like i have. traveling as much as i do. she is a great wife"-
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supportive. sophomore at virginia t=wvgi photography? >> no. photographs. the pictures that i take÷ when i tweet. they'll send me a text saying à. i think they have anuzlql3 inten it. they are interested$p the communication field whether it's marketing or p.r. or the news business. obviously kate and i home talking, they hear news all the time. we talk about it a lot and what's going oníñd;t in the citd who are the players.#8y$ they absorb. @@&c @&c"p%
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i don't want to over characterize it, it could be it's secretary of health and human services. i want to know how you got this. it was at a1fdñ >> yes,r]go kathleen sebevdg. it was her first hearing on the the affordable care act. stopping at her desk. she was being hammering and drilled by members of the house she kept getting interrupted. she pulled her glasses down to it, i thought') that's the way she'srywy feeling now.
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but yet she held herjkgdr temper remarkably. she was under fire. the table. through. i was obviously watching every gesture she made and looking in her face. i really wanted to take a look around. i realized just below her feet was this beautiful red bag. i thought wow. obviously, lot of difference in the lot. it wasn't a lot of light under the table. i wassable to change my exposure and justmp ñ wait for -- the gentleman who workerred for -- worked for her and asking aboutv the questions. her bag was there and stuck out. >> how often have you had a picture like the one we looked you've got -- you taken@ you think you got a special picture and wake up it's
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somebody's newspaper and it's not taken by you? >> haven't happened toowszn ofn lately. luckily, it does happen. washington for photographers.h.s a game[2sbt of inches. i can be shooting next to a colleague on each side of me where you feel there are cameras, you can be that. close together and all hitting the but at the same time #0 and have te it's the !!"crof inches in washington. >> howhgh7 did youñguañ do this photograph from way above? >> that was taken with a mono podãwpsi attached it to a camerd then raised it up about 15 feet little test before sheóg"nñ cam called a pocket wizard. which is a digital transmitter, wireless transmitter so i cant%.
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i continue see what i was photographing at photograph -- -- couldn't see what i was photographing. >> here's another video, this is things, sports. this is the olympicsçñz beijing from?9/ñí0óh your website. >> the look on michael phelps won the world record. he+/
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the swimming pool. i'm amazed at the world records that are being broken. the audio? >> i did that in a conference room. it was about 3:00 in the morning and i was completing austined. somebody called and we need you just started talking. i couldn't remember what i said the next day because i was so tired. morning. i probably slept for three or four hours and got up to do it again. that's what the[óieñ
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when did this happen? >> this picture was taken -- ((sv one of my favorite pictures of the whole year. just craziness. it describes washington toyy a tee. the gentleman on ther&0ó right a mcconnell. someone else outífsz on twitterd in the capitol where a lot of photographers work on their pictures there. the alarms went off. policemen showed up at the door probably five or tenyóuñ>÷'uñ ss later. i grabbed onefylq camera, ran5gt the door they said in here, you're going to be they were yellingfz)r(újé away  the windows. my first reaction was, somebody said there was a shooting going on outside. i ran to the window. looked out the windoworryz and enough, there were people
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everywhere. that staffer could have cared less. blackberry. >> this is the one where the woman was killed? police. she hads7j starteduíuhu this whn at theh:r' white house, ironicay and tried to get into a gate there. secret service started following her for some reason, shei.r7ñ ce straight up to the capitol.ó!r,÷ bit, that's when the officers first drew down on her. she ran and the police tried to blockade the streets. and#rz
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>> we look forward to having you back and see/!,bdfçy what a drac couple years. >> that sounds great. thank you. >> for free transcript or give us your comment about this program, visit usyya at q&a.org
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>> without question, the communications act is not keeping pace with where the market is. sec should do what it can to calibrate its regulations to fit the time. if a stature requires us to do the contrary, we are essentially stuck. we have reached the point, given the intermodal competition that we see, that the sec needs to be needs to- the fcc bring its actions into the 20 first century, require telephone and cable companies and wireless companies differently.

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